First entry

Hello World…
This is the first entry in this blog. But the project is several years old now. I ones wrote a report (http://www.havseiler.no/resources/autonomus/Terje-VM-pdf.pdf) about how this all started. After this we create the Autonomus (http://www.autonomus.no) project together with HiV (Høyskolen i Vestfold). This project it now on it’s second year. We had 6 students taking there bachelor examination on this project last year, and we have 6 new students this year working toward there bachelor degree. During the winter we founded a new project as a spin off. This is the SmartSail (™) project, that regard this page. It was found that controlling the sails was very hard, not only the mechanical side of it, but even more the software and sensor side. Remember that all this is about the MicroTransat Challenge (http://www.microtransat.org) so we need to sail fully autonomous. The onboard computers must make all decisions for several month. However the SmartSail project is also directed to a commercial marked, it can help sailors from novice to experts making better decisions.